It's time for the "I can't think of anything but SEFF" thread!
With only one week left before I leave for that little piece of heaven in Andersonville, GA, I guess it's time to get on the ball.
I got the Saab/WRX serviced, all the fluids checked, tires rotated, and fuel filled today. Over the past few weeks of repairs and modifications I cleaned the car out fairly well, so that the only things floating around are the things I must have when driving in general-the emergency kit, hand tool set, and all the normal stuff.
I went ahead and packed the chairs, table, and canopy today. I was pleasantly surprised to find the canopy would fit in sideways....the hatch is actually much narrower than the rear seat area, and I was afraid I would need to lay it fore-aft in the hatch.
I had originally hoped I could pack in such a way that would allow me to leave the rear sets unfolded...This might yet be possible, as the canopy, chairs, and a few other items might fit into the rear seats with the backs still up. But I'll have to play with that this weekend.
So what's left to do? I need to finish my GWS Zero...I have a few combat airframes to cut, although I think I'll save the assembly until I get down there so I have something to work on. I have 2 planes to test fly-it's been a couple months since they've flown and I want to give them a shakedown. I have 2 more that are new and need to be took out on their maidens. These are the only things I MUST work on, anything else that gets done will be a bonus.
Left to pack...
Cameras and electronics I can't survive without
storage bin of various building tools/tapes/paints/glue gun/soldering iron/spare motors, ESCs, and servos
Hygiene, sleeping bag and pillows (optional)
Cooler full of drinks and snacks
I'm sure I'm leaving things out, but hey, I got a week...
Ohh...crap....I've only got ONE WEEK!!! I better get to work!
Yep, I thought for sure you were going to crash it, then thought you were using the rudder to land. The only problem was the Zero had no rudder and it was all skill landing as well as you did with one aileron!
Okay, about 10 hours until my personal SEFF 2014 start. Spent the day doing my time at work, then came home to pack. Been packing since 1PM, and finally got to a stopping point. I have a few things more to pack, but they are things that I might need to access on the trip.
So here's this years packing job. Not as elegant as last years, but I learned a little. I left a bit more space for things to be brought home, and overall less and smaller planes since I actually end up flying very little.
Crash never saw someone pack a car like you can your the master I bow down to you.
Make sure you have some fun for me. It's killing me not to be going down to RC paradise. Bill and Mason are on the road all ready I think he said they would be there by Thurs. You have a safe trip down yourself.
Nice packing job! I'm not headed out until Mon morning, but I started packing today. I tried something new this year and took the passenger seat out of my truck. I was able to put a few of the bulky things in it's place, freeing up some space in the bed. It also gives me some extra flat space to load planes before I leave...